Since then, Congolese and Zambian experts have been carrying out new demarcation work on the border between the DRC and Zambia. The problem lies with the almost 200km between Lakes Moero and Tanganyika.
In 1996, and again in 2006 and 2016, armies from the two countries were involved in numerous incidents. More recently, the DRC accused Zambia in May 2020 of demonstrating “a desire to annex part of its territory”, claiming that Zambian soldiers had been stationed, since March, within Kubanga, Kalubamba, Libondwe, Moliro and Minyenye, located in Tanganyika province.
Fighting broke out, resulting in two casualties. This upsurge in tension was at the heart of discussions between presidents Félix Tshisekedi and Denis Sassou Nguesso, who met the following July in Congo-Brazzaville.
Will the two parties finally manage to settle their dispute? The border, which former colonial
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